Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
One of my Beauty BFF's, Jessica aka JessJamify on YouTube aka Random Beauty with JessJamify on Facebook sent me Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia after I have been searching for it endlessly in the stores in my area. Of course, now it's a permanent color under the alias Scandalous (courtesy of NouveauCheap).
I had heard from the online beauty grapevine that this polish is a dupe to a Deborah Lippman polish named Bad Romance, I had to look up this polish because I didn't even know what the fuss was about (check out Candy Coated Tips). I initially fell in love with this polish after seeing it one of Michelle1218's videos.
I started seeing it in blogs where people reviewed it as a 2-coat-opaque, glitter packed, black gel polish that was sure to be a cult favorite. It is a lovely polish - but I think I hunted it down for nothing. I had to apply 3 coats to get it opaque, and even after letting each coat thoroughly dry, it took nearly 2 hours for this polish to completely dry. I learned this after painting them at 6pm and then changing my daughter's diaper at 8pm only to find 3 nails had significant patches of polish missing! And yes, I used a good base coat and a good top coat, so it's not me - it's the polish LOL.
Anyways - after I redid my nails, and they were completely dry (I even slept like a mummy to ensure I didn't scuff them up with my sheets) the outcome looks really good! This is one sexy polish! I've always been a dark polish fan, and I LOVE that this black gelled polish has bright, vibrant glitters in it to contrast against the black base. Even though this polish is a pain to apply (in the future I know to only apply this after the baby is down for the night or on the weekends when BF can take over the baby duties), it sure does look to be my most used glitter topper polishes.
Aside from the horrendously long dry time, the only other thing I dislike about this polish is the finish of it. With/without a top coat, this polish has visible texture to it - and feels very bumpy to the touch. The glitters don't seem to settle well, but it's nothing that would prevent me from using it again. I will point out that I had to take almost 20 photos to get some non-blurry ones for this post. The texture and the glittery shine confused my camera and it didn't know what to focus on.
Base Coat: CND Sticky Base Coat
Top Coat: CND Super Shiny Top Coat
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